Palaeontology and Open Science roundup: July 30th, 2018

Welcome to your usual weekly roundup of interesting stuff that happened in the last week! Enjoy, and let me know if I’ve missed anything out. Previous week.

Palaeontology News

  • Lessner et al: New insights into Late Triassic dinosauromorph-bearing assemblages from Texas using apomorphy-based identifications.
  • Xu et al: A new Middle Jurassic diplodocoid suggests an earlier dispersal and diversification of sauropod dinosaurs.

Xu et al., (2018)
  • Averianov et al: A high-latitude fauna of mid-Mesozoic mammals from Yakutia, Russia.

Open Science News

  • Raju: From green to gold to diamond: open access’s return to social justice.
    • “The open access movement is underpinned by a philanthropic purpose of sharing research output for the betterment of society. In rolling out this noble cause, social justice imperative located within the movement was destined to disrupt the current publishing model.”
  • Manuel Martin: Meritocratic Publishing: Open Access and Tackling Discrimination in Academia.
  • The beginning of the end for Elsevier? Is this their music industry moment? – David Worlock.
  • Glyn Moody: Applicant For Major EU Open Access Publishing Contract Proposes Open Source, Open Data And Open Peer Review As Solution.
  • On Elsevier and the open science monitor – Ernesto Priego.
  • Early career researchers herald change – Nature Index.
    • “Despite their commitment to openness, sharing, transparency, and its disruptive benefits, ECRs realise they have to honour the tradition of publishing in high-impact journals to get on and be promoted.”
  • Beyond #FakeScience: How to Overcome Shallow Certainty in Scholarly Communication – Lambert Heller.
  • Elsevier are now leading a band of publishers to remove copyrighted content from ResearchGate. Bad for authors, bad for science, bad for the public and society, but totally within their rights.
  • It is now possible to annotate and add comments to articles on the Open Science Framework (which includes paleorXiv!)

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